Facebook secretly launched dark mode for its chatting application, Messenger. There is something different about how Facebook provides a ‘shortcut’ for users to activate this new feature.
Messenger users cannot immediately adopt the dark mode from the settings menu. Beforehand, users had to send crescent emoji to anyone in the conversation window.
The emoji can be sent to contacts, chatbots, or even yourself. Make sure the emoji that has sent is a crescent without a face.
When sent, the recipient’s phone will be filled with crescent moon emojis that fall from the top of the screen. It’s recommended to knock on two emojis that fall on the mobile screen.
After that, a message will appear on the screen that tells you if the dark mode is available through the application settings menu.
The next stage, users can simply restart the Messenger application or update it to the latest version.
The company owned by Mark Zuckerberg claims the dark mode feature can reduce screen brightness so that the battery is more efficient.
Reporting from Digital Trends, in the event of the 2018 Android Dev Summit, Google confirmed to be activating dark mode extending battery life for Android smartphones. It is uncertain when a similar feature will be available for iOS users.
The news of the appearance of dark mode actually has been blowing since the Facebook developer conference F8 last year. This feature is known to be tested in several countries for a small number of users.